All of us, unfortunately, have been in a situation where we might have wanted to say something to someone, but because we didn’t want to make the situation worse or make someone upset, we just kept quiet. To keep quiet and not say what you want to say is the meaning for these idioms.
•No matter what our grandmother says to us, whether it’s nice or not, we always have to bite our tongues because we respect her so much.
• Sam, you will have to learn how to hold your tongue. You cannot always say what you are thinking around your boss.
• Even though her friend insulted her, she’s such a nice and understanding person, she just held her tongue.
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